Grace Mission University is a nonprofit religious corporation under the Corporations Code of California and qualifies for religious exemption pursuant to California Education Code CEC # 94739 (b) (6). The university is licensed with the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for the purpose of offering its educational programs. Furthermore, Grace Mission University achieved accredited status with TRACS (Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, 2012), ABHE (Association of Biblical Higher Education, 2013) and ATS (Association of Theological Schools, 2016).


The following degrees are currently offered by Grace Mission University:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology (BA, 128 units)

  • Bachelor of Art in Christian Counseling (BACC, 128 Units)

  • Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE, 69 units)

  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAICS, 49 units)

  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (MACC, 49 Units)

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv, 105 units)

  • Doctor of Missiology (DMiss, 43 units)



Any questions, a student may have regarding the accreditation, may be directed to the following associations.



The goal of accreditation is to ensure the quality of higher education institutions. Accrediting agencies are private educational associations at both the federal and state level which assess whether or not an institution or program meets an accrediting agency’s criteria.
For a listing of national accredited agencies recognized by the Department of Education.

Accrediting Agencies list

A complete list of agencies that provide accreditations.

Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools(TRACS)


P.O. Box 328
Forest, Virginia 24551
(434) 525-9539, Fax(434) 525-9538
TRACS Membership List

Grace Mission University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools(TRACS),[15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434)525-9539, e-mail: E-mail:] having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category III Institution by the TRACS Accrediting Commission on April 3,2012. This status is efective for a period of five years.

TRACS is recongnized by the United States Department of Education, The Council for Higer Education Accreditation and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education(INAQQHE).


Association for Biblical Higher Education(ABHE)


55850 TG Lee Blvd. Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32822
Tel (407) 207-0808 Fax (407) 207-0840
ABHE Membership Directory


The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)


The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools.
10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110
Tel 412-788-6505 Fax: 412-788-6510
ATS Membership Directory

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education(BPPE)


2535 Capital Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Directory of BPPE Approved Schools

ICE Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Map of SEVIS Approved Schools

More information on on campus employment of F-1 students(Web) – Tuition Assistance (TA) program


Tuition Assistance (TA) program Website
The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier’s professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning. The courses must be offered by schools that are registered in GoArmyEd and are accredited by accrediting agencies that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.